This stove is a solid design that's put together very well. A lot of thought went into the design and a lot of care went into its assembly. Great heat output on high. Lowest setting is still a bit ... Show More.high for simmering, but not excessive._x000D_ _x000D_ The large heavy griddle that came with the stove is excellent. Heats evenly with the flame spreader. Less even without the flame spreader._x000D_ _x000D_ I've used it for cooking all sorts of stuff outdoors, including a meal for 50. Worth every dime I paid.